Days 116 – 119: Planning Christmas Week

Delightfully, Andrew and Alex suggested they stay with us for several days through Christmas Day. They live 30 minutes away, so could come once or twice and then on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day instead. This is so wonderfully sweet of them.

I’ve decided to make a vegetarian paella on Christmas Day along with tapas. Alex is going to make a Spanish dessert.

A few years ago we began a tradition of eating Ethiopian food on Christmas eve, so we’ll continue that this year and order takeout from our favorite local Ethiopian restaurant, CherCher in Bethesda.

We all really enjoy Indian food, especially from Kadhai in Bethesda, so we are planning on getting takeout from them one day next week.

Looking at the range of foods already decided, we have decided to have a meal from a different continent each day. The three remaining continents, Oceania, North America and South America will be represented by food from New Zealand, the United States and probably Peru.

I had a delightful email conversation with our Linda/Mali about some New Zealand recipes tonight.

Photo courtesy Yasen, owner of WoodenCraftsBG on Etsy.

One thought on “Days 116 – 119: Planning Christmas Week

  1. Firstly, I’m very grateful you used a map that hadn’t dropped NZ off the edge of the world! It’s way too common. If you’re interested, there’s a funny youtube video about it, featuring our PM. John Oliver likes to joke about it too.

    I love this international Christmas tradition. I’ve never had Peruvian food – not a lot of Peruvians in NZ – but a lot of my US friends talk about it. I’d love to try it.

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